For the Health of the Land

For the Health of the Land : Previously Unpublished Essays and Other Writings

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A collection of previously unavailable essays by environmentalist Aldo Leopold, building on the tradition of ethical land use and developing the concept of "land health" and the practical measures landowners can take to sustain it. Containing over 40 short pieces arranged in a seasonal "almanac" form along with longer essays arranged chronologically, each piece is introduced and set in context by the editors.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 132 x 208 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • Island Press
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 2nd
  • illustrations, index
  • 1559637641
  • 9781559637640
  • 1,253,450

Table of contents

Part 1 Rural wildlife conservation: game management; a new field for science; helping ourselves; the Wisconsin river marshes; Coon Valley; farm game management in Silesia; be your own emperor. Part 2 A landowner's conservation almanac; winter; spring; summer; fall. Part 3 The outlook: the farmer as a conservationist; history of the Riley Game Co-operative, 1931-39; planning for wildlife; what is a weed?; the outlook for farm wildlife; the land-health concept and conservation.show more